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Ultralow-cost deformable mirror based on thermal expansion
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Paper Abstract

Low-cost adaptive optics is applied in lasers, scientific instrumentation, ultrafast sciences and ophthalmology. These applications demand the deformable mirrors to be simple, inexpensive, reliable and efficient. We report on a novel type of ultra-low-cost deformable mirror with thermal actuators. The device has response time of ~5 s, actuator stroke of about 6 μm, temporal stability of about λ/10 rms in the visible range and can be used for correction of rather large aberrations with slow changing amplitude.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 July 2003
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 5036, Photonics, Devices, and Systems II, (8 July 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.498463
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Gleb V. Vdovin, Technische Univ. Delft (Netherlands)
Mikhail Y. Loktev, Technische Univ. Delft (Netherlands)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5036:
Photonics, Devices, and Systems II
Miroslav Hrabovsky; Dagmar Senderakova; Pavel Tomanek, Editor(s)

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